In 2002, after a benign tumor was removed from my breast, I had a few of these. It was actually a bit humorous (black humor) because I had warned the doctor that I was extremely prone to staph infections, and I anticipated that I'd need antibiotics after surgery. The surgeon dismissed my concerns, saying he was sure there'd be no problems. When I went back for my first aftercare appointment, the surgeon changed the bandages (which I had not touched, as per his instructions). He looked rather shocked when he saw that the incision was quite red, and he said "Wow, you really are susceptible to infection aren't you? (Yup, just like I said). He put me on antibiotics, and I ended up on two courses.
I continued to "shed" the stitches through pimple-like cysts for several weeks, which the doctor said was fine as long as the incision area was no longer bright red and didn't feel "warm" to the touch.
Last edited by kaplods; 09-16-2009 at 01:22 AM.